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Five on Friday: MCN's 2018 Top Five Reading List

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Happy New Year! As 2018 begins and the cold season continues, it's a great time to sip warm tea and cuddle up with a good book! Here are a few that MCN staff have enjoyed in 2017 and into the new year:




The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom


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Karen, CEO, offered up “The Newcomers,” by Helen Thorpe, which follows twenty-two refugee teenagers as they navigate high school in Colorado.  





Amelia's Road


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For those cuddling up with children or grandchildren, MCN staff had a few titles to grab at the library. Jessica, Fundraising and Foundation Relations Associate, shared “Amelia’s Road,” about a young farmworker girl’s experience as a migrant.





Growing Up with Tamales/Los Tamales de Ana


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Alma, Health Network Associate, recommended “Growing Up with Tamales/Los Tamales de Ana,” a bilingual children’s book about growing up, sibling love, and Christmas tamales.





The Atlas of Beauty


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Del, Director of International Projects and Emerging Issues, shared a video about the new book, “The Atlas of Beauty,” one photojournalist’s portraits of women from 60 countries.





Another Day, Otro Día


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Claire, Writer and Editor, recommends a novel recently written by a member of our own clinical network, a health justice advocate and ESL teacher in New York State. “Another Day, Otro Día,” written by Kathleen Suits-Smith, explores the at times very difficult world of migrant farmworkers. (Note: This is not a book for children. It has mature situations and language.)


Here’s to a safe, healthy, and happy 2018!


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